Sports News of Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Source: Kofi Owusu Aduonum/Daily Guide
To say the annual end-of-year party put together by Kenpong Group of Companies was classy is under statement.
Group president Kennedy ‘Cappuccino’ Agyapong on the night of New Year’s Day (Thursday) managed to draw all who matter in the country to his luxurious apartment at Airport West in Accra.
Soccer Maestro Abedi Pele, Sammy Osei Kuffuor, Stephen Appiah, Ibrahim Tanko, assistant coach of Cameroon, Tony Baffoe, who Kenpong refers to as the General Coordinator and the rest represented the football fraternity, while Professor Azumah Nelson was present for the pugilistic sport.
The announcement of Pele, former Black Stars captain and Olympic Marseille star and Azumah, former World Champion arrival on the grounds generated intense applause from the about 400 people that graced the function.
Pele was in the company of Baffoe, who led him to other ex Ghana internationals.
Legal brain Samuel Ata Akyea, fellow business moguls- Akoto Bamfo (Sikkens), Samson Deen (African Origin Travels), Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to Ghana…, who lives close to Kenpong’s residence Randy Abbey (Metro TV), Paul Adom Otchere (Good Evening Ghana), Kwasi Pratt and the wife (The Insight), Graphic Sports’ Felix Abayateye and Maurice Quansah, Raymond Archer (The Enquirer)etc were among a tall list of dignitaries that graced the grandeur event.
Expensive drinks-soft and hard liquor, quality and matured live band performance as well as modern day music was a common feature of the New Year’s Day big do.
Iconic highlife composer and singer Daddy Lumba succeeded in drawing cool and collected ‘Cappuccino’ and his lover Mona Moutrage to do justice to the popular ‘Yentie Obiaa’ track on the dancing floor.
To Lumba, who was performing live for the very first time at a party, the gesture was a pay back time for Kenpong, who has been of tremendous support to him(Lumba), especially for the hit track-‘Yen tie obia’.
Mona’s father, the strong man Mochacho Moutrage who is a Lebanese based in Tamale, Fatima Moutrage (Mother), Layla Moutrage as well as family members and friends of the would-be couple joined and cheered them on the floor.
Lumba’s mentee, Kofi Nti and Kwasey Pee backed by the Final Mix Band equally rocked the stage with tracks like ‘Rakiah’, ‘Mehia Odo’, but it was Mouges, one of R2bees duo who electrified the venue with songs-‘Dome preko’ and ‘A-g-y-e-i, a-g-y-e-i’.
Mr Agyapong, who went casual mid-way the party, after doing a sleek jacket with a silky tie to match said: I thank everybody for coming to celebrate with us.”
Pretty looking Mona, who on the evening looked gorgeous in a very expensive designer clothes arrival to the grounds arrested the attention of almost everybody.
She hardly found time to sit as a result of her numerous friend’s request to take a photographs at the Red Carpet segment.
In like manner, Mona said “I want to thank all who have come from far and near to join us in this fun-especially to my dear Kenpong, my family and friends. We wishing everybody a prosperous 2015.”
Mr Quansah, Vodafone Board Chairman, and Mr Edward Boateng, formerly of CNN and his father who described Kenpong’s residence designed by himself, with a goal-post like car park with a net covering the sleek cars, a decorated pool side with a sophisticated bar, with an Astro turf combined with high grade tiles floor as a real mansion.
Top class business people who attended the function were seen describing the mansion looked more luxurious and flamboyant than they saw in the Lumba ‘Yen tie Obia’ video
Among the tall list of personalities that honoured the well-organized party were Maxwell Konadu, Black Stars Assistant Coach, Sabahn Quaye, Team Manager of the Black Stars, Amofah of Kingdom fame, the Gyamfi brothers, East Legon, the Adabraka business moguls led by chairman Ato Linsey, Dada Boat, Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, Kwaku Duah, staff of Royal Bank, Baffoe Boney of Radio Gold fame and Fred Oware.
Others were Paul Oteng Boadi (Vodafone Ghana) Eric, former representative of Jaguar and his friends from London, Alhaji Lamini of Asante Kotoko fame, Kwame Martin(Ghana Cevil Aviation), MP of Abeka Lapaz, Patrick Boamah, Maxwell Kofi Dwumah, former KMA boss, MP’s of NPP and NDC, Kenpong’s friends from Germany, Holland and other parts of the World as well as some government officials.